Irvin Waller is an author and university professor who is internationally sought after as an expert and speaker on stopping crime and rights for crime victims. He currently serves as the President of the US-headquartered International Organization for Victims’ Assistance.
After earning his Ph.D. at Cambridge University, he established an international reputation as a leading empirical researcher before becoming a senior Canadian public servant.
He received awards from the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) and the World Federation for Mental Health for his work leading to the magna carta for victims – when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power which has influenced justice and services for victims world-wide.
He was the founding executive director of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, affiliated with the United Nations. He has advised several intergovernmental agencies including WHO and the World Bank. His achievements in crime prevention have been recognized by England, Canada, Belgium, France and The Netherlands.
His current work shares scientific knowledge and its policy implications with legislators, crime victims and taxpayers. This includes popular books on Rights for Victims of Crime: Rebalancing Justice,(English and Spanish) and Less Law, More Order: The Truth about Reducing Crime (German, French, English, Spanish and Chinese), a blog and twitter account on these issues. (www.irvinwaller.org).